Short term snow, long term warming trend

By Paul Gross, Local 4 Meteorologist, @PaulGrossLocal4
Published On: Jan 23 2013 06:29:23 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:31:36 PM EST
DETROIT -

A general light snow will accumulate perhaps an inch or so across parts of the metro area overnight, but areas north of Port Huron will see intensification due to the Arctic air crossing Lake Huron, with snowfall rates at times potentially around 1 to 2 inches per hour. 

For this reason, the National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Sanilac and Huron Counties,  and a Lake Effect Snow Watch for St. Clair County. 

Snow amounts in the warning area could approach 8-inches by tomorrow morning (the heavier snow bands won't develop until midnight or after). 

We'll keep an eye on St. Clair County.

Another weather system will give us a chance for an inch or two of snow on Friday, then things will quiet down for the weekend.

Warmer air will approach starting Sunday night, and some light snow will break out ahead of this warm air push. 

Then, temps will reach the 30s on Monday, and low 40s on Tuesday, although we'll see some rain on Tuesday as the next cold front gets close.

Fortunately, the heart of the metro area isn't seeing any heavy snow, as a lot of people still want to get to the Auto Show at Cobo and the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) Tour events at Thunderbowl in Allen Park  through this weekend.

Stay tuned to Local 4 News and the Weather Page of ClickOnDetroit.com for your latest weather forecast.

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